As a new supplier to Homebase our first projects to be allocated were the Storage & More concept in to Harrogate and Leeds.
With the advent of online shopping, it can be easy to believe that the high street isn’t important anymore – but in-store experiences far outweigh the digital world when it comes to influencing shoppers and increasing basket size.
From the birth of modern high street in the 1950’s to the rise of online shopping, the way that people shop has changed dramatically, and retailers have had to stay ahead of moving trends to ensure they don’t get left behind.
According to a report by the IGD, those born between 1992 and 1999 are replacing baby boomers as the generation with the most purchasing power and retailers need to be quick to react to these changes, particularly those in the food and grocery industry.
Now Halloween and Bonfire Night are out of the way, shoppers’ thoughts are firmly set on the festive period as they hit the high street in droves for what has to be the most important time of year for retailers.